Women in IP in the ITC: Strategies and Special Considerations When Litigating at the International Trade Commission


In 2021, 82 cases were filed in the ITC, the highest number in recent history. This popularity is due, no doubt, to the quick path the agency provides to preventing the continued importation of infringing goods or the sale of infringing domestic inventories. But while the ITC is often the preferred venue for challenging companies located outside the United States, competitor cases are filed there as well, raising important considerations for companies that find themselves acting as complainants or respondents. And although some of the IP issues are the same in all venues, litigating IP infringement issues in the ITC involves several hurdles not found when litigating in state or federal court.

Please join the panel of Jones Day's Women in IP Speaker Series for a webinar that will discuss litigation at the ITC, with emphasis on the following topics:

  • Strategic considerations for both complainants and respondents;
  • Unique requirements associated with domestic industries, discovery timing, and the different remedies available;
  • How different judges conduct their hearings; and
  • Special considerations for certain industries.

We hope you will be able to participate in this informative discussion.


  • Kristina N. Hendricks, Partner, Jones Day, Chicago


  • Mary Jo Bertani, Senior Litigation and IP Counsel, NXP Semiconductors
  • Lydia Nenow, Division Counsel, Intellectual Property Litigation, AbbVie Inc.
  • Nicole Smith, Partner, Jones Day, Los Angeles
  • Rita Yoon, Partner, Jones Day, Chicago



This program has been approved for 1.00 hour of general credit by the State Bar of California and 1.00 hour of areas of professional practice credit (including transitional credit) by the New York State CLE Board. This program has also been approved for 1.00 hour of general distance learning credit by the Pennsylvania CLE Board. Jones Day is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider, as well as an accredited provider in New York and a Pennsylvania CLE Board distance learning accredited provider. Application for CLE credit in other states will be made as needed, subject to state CLE regulations.


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